55% Of White Evangelical Christians Believe God Wanted Trump To Become President

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More than half of white evangelical Christians think Donald Trump is president because that's what God wanted.

According to The Hill, a Fox News poll found that of 1,004 registered voters asked if they believed God wanted Trump to be president, one-fourth of respondents said “yes” 62 percent of respondents said “no” and fourteen percent said that they were unsure.

Two weeks before the poll was released, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, said that God wanted Trump to be president.

“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president," Sanders said. "And that’s why he’s there, and I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.”

The same Fox News Poll revealed that 55 percent of white evangelical Christian respondents believe that God wanted Trump to be president. 36 percent of protestants and 20 percent of Catholics agree, as did 45 percent of Republicans and 9 percent of Democrats.

The poll was conducted from February 10 to 12 and has a margin of error of three percentage points.

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